Overkill bringing a new The Walking Dead game in 2016… and the trailer is disturbing

Today, Starbreeze Studios unveiled Overkill's The Walking Dead, based on the popular The Walking Dead series by Robert Kirkman. Overkill is a Starbreeze studio, and their new game will be delivering a co-op experience in The Walking Dead universe, with new characters and storylines. You can watch the trailer below.

Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze AB, said in a release:

The collaboration between Starbreeze Studios and our partner Skybound Interactive will deliver something uniquely exciting for our millions of fans. We're two independents joining forces to create the ultimate survival horror game. With Robert on the team, we will bring The Walking Dead into the world of first-person co-op games. It will be gameplay focused, ferocious and bring chaos to the traditional industry model — from us developers straight to you. This time it's big — don't walk alone.

On Overkill's Steam page, Robert Kirkman wrote, "I'm a huge fan of what Overkill and Starbreeze have been able to do with PAYDAY 2. It's just an amazing co-operative game and I'm excited to be able to announce that Skybound is partnering with Overkill to make a Walking Dead game. I'm happy to say that it's the co-op game that all of the Walking Dead fans have been waiting for."

One thing is for sure… in 2016, Washington will fall.

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